St Mary’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. We believe that every child has the right to grow up in a safe and loving environment, but we recognise that some families face challenging circumstances, which makes the care of their children harder.
We have three Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) at St Mary’s:
- Angela Abrahams
- Dan Cadman
- Ruth Knight
You can contact them via the office phone numbers:
Infant site- 020 8892 5840
Middle site- 020 8249 6836
Junior site- 020 8892 7849
St Mary’s has a duty of care to its pupils and part of this duty is to report concerns to the local safeguarding and child protection team. Our referrals are made to SPA (Single Point of Access) in Richmond, using the following telephone number 020 8547 5008.
If you are concerned that a child is being harmed or neglected, you should contact SPA using the above number or call the police directly on 999 if it is an emergency.
To use technology safely and successfully, both in school and outside, we ensure our pupils are aware of how to be safe online and be responsible digital citizens; e-safety is covered as part of the curriculum every half term in all year groups to ensure this happens. We also hold information evenings for parents; please find here the most recent from March 2020: St Mary’s E-Safety Presentation 2020
For further information, please read our ‘Acceptable Use & E-Safety Policy’ on our policies page.
Complaints or Concerns about a Member of Staff
Complaints or concerns about a member of staff should be made directly to Mrs Abrahams. Call or email the school and ask to speak to her, stating your call is regarding a safeguarding issue.
Any complaint or concern about the Headteacher should be made directly to the Chair of Governors. You can do this in writing, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the School Office and ask for a direct number.